Bob Diaco says all that is left is for his Husker defenders to get some game experience. Nebraska’s first-year defensive coordinator has installed a new 3-4 system and it will debut on Saturday against Arkansas State.
“Game experience is invaluable and as you gain experience you can’t help but get better and better”, said Diaco. “It is so much better than all the practices. Practices are great but playing in games is priceless.”
The defense will be tested by an Arkansas State offense that averaged more than 27 points and nearly 380 yards in posting an 8-5 record a year ago. The Red Wolves will have an inexperienced offensive line but junior quarterback Justice Hansen returns after passing for more than 2,700 yards a year ago.
“The good thing with Justice is he is 8-2 as a starter”, said Arkansas State offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner. “His calm nature is something we can lean on with a young offensive line.”